Located at a distance of 30 km from Almora in the Kumaun hills, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Uttarakhand. This wildlife reserve is quite popular for housing a vast variety of exotic flora and fauna. The other attraction here is mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to as many as 180 species of birds such as eagles, woodpeckers, monals etc. Jackals, Red Fox, Grey Langurs, Black Himalayan Bear, Chital, Himalayan Goral and Wild boars are a part of the wildlife at Binsar. There is a place called Zero Point in sanctuary from where wonderful views of Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, Trisul and Nanda Devi can be enjoyed.
Apart from wildlife safari, bird watching and trekking are two of the popular activities at Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘Second Valley of Flowers’ as it turns beautifully red after the blooming of red-colored flowers in March. Oak trees and pine trees are found in plenty here